Cheep, churp and cur-leeew! At Eastern Moors

After months of silence, the plaintive call of the Curlew and the Skylark’s song herald bird life returning to the moors. The Eastern Moors team are inviting people to join them for a Dawn Chorus walk to find out more about some of the species which thrive in...

Coalition urges Mayors urged to green-up cities

Incoming Metro Mayors must take urgent action to improve the environment, making city regions cleaner and greener – new research shows A coalition of environmental organisations, including the National Trust and The Wildlife Trusts, are today calling on incoming metro...

Oxford Swift City project takes flight

The Oxford Swift City project will officially launch on Saturday 6 May. This exciting two-year project, made possible by National Lottery players and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), hopes to improve the outlook for swifts in Oxford by raising local...

Breathtaking moments on RSPB Seabird Cruises with Bempton Cliffs

The taste of salt on your lips, the sound of bird cries echoing hauntingly and the sight of hundreds of thousands of seabirds packed onto towering chalk cliffs - as wildlife spectacles go, the Bempton Cliffs seabird colony in all its swirling, soaring, squawking glory...

Record breaking numbers of migrant bird arrive on Tiree

A record breaking 2,270 black-tailed godwits have arrived on the Isle of Tiree this spring, the highest number thought to have ever been counted in Scotland at one time. These large wading birds often stop off in the Hebrides in April and May to refuel during their...

Black bee-fly found in UK for first time

Buglife member, Rob Mills, has photographed a spectacular Black Bee-fly, never before seen in Britain sitting on a bee hotel in his garden near Cambridge. The scientific name Anthrax anthrax translates as black black. The body is black, as are the wings apart from a...

Farmers needed to help stop decline of much-loved bird

With their beautiful bubbling call, long legs and elongated down-curved bills, curlews are a much-loved part of the hills and moors of Northern England during the spring and summer months. For many farmers, their arrival heralds the start of spring. But this wading...

Bee Creative in the Garden!

The Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts launch gardening campaign to help wild bees The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to urge gardeners to do more to help protect bumblebees and solitary bees, heroes of...

Toad-al success

Numbers of breeding natterjack toads recorded at one of RSPB Scotland’s nature reserves have increased by 400% over the course of a three year project launched to help save this rare amphibian.